Petras Kalpokas

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Birthday
31, 1880
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Dec 5, 1945 (65)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1880
Birthplace
Lithuania
Death Date
Dec 5, 1945 (65)

About

Painter whose popular portraits and still-life paintings include 1907's "The Golden Birch Tree." After losing over 120 of his paintings in WWI, he returned to Lithuania to teach art classes.

Before Fame

He was expelled from the Gymnasium of Jelgava, Latvia, which he attended from 1890 until 1895, after he was caught drawing on a stove.

Trivia

He became a professor of art and published a textbook that detailed different painting techniques.

Family Life

He was raised in the village of Miskine, Lithuania.

Associated With

He and Edouard Manet were both associated with Impressionism.

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